IJGA and Heritage Academy celebrate college commitments

As a pair, the IJGA and the Heritage Academy are dedicated to the success and growth of each student in both academic and passion areas. In the last few months of the 2013-2014 academic year, senior students spend their time pouring themselves into their studies, taking college preparation exams including the SAT’s and further pursuing their passions.

IJGA students Bria` Sanders of Cordova, Tenn., andPhyllis Tang of Hong Kong, China were recognized on March 6, 2014 for their college commitments as they round out their senior year.

Bria` Sanders signs with SCAD Atlanta

Bria` Sanders signs with SCAD Atlanta

During a ceremony before family, friends and proud staff, Sanders signed with the Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta (SCAD Atlanta) in Atlanta, Ga. to become the newest member of the women’s golf team. SCAD Atlanta specializes in curriculum for artistically talented students like Sanders who have a passion for creativity and innovation. While at the IJGA, Sanders excelled academically and became a member of both the National Honor Society and the National Junior Honor Society. Sanders also excelled outside of the classroom and on the golf course where she embodied the true meaning of a student-athlete. Playing in International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) events all four years she has spent with the IJGA, she has placed in top-10 in 32 of 39 events played. Sanders plans to study fashion design.


Phyllis Tang commits to Boston University

Phyllis Tang commits to Boston University

Fellow classmate and golf student, Tang also celebrates verbal commitment for her collegiate future. After being offered a full scholarship to play golf, Tang has verbally committed to attending Boston University in the fall of 2014. Tang’s success at the Heritage Academy is marked by her membership with the National Society of High School Scholars and receipt of the AJGA HP Scholar Athlete Award, an award that goes to the individual with top honors in classes, with notable SAT performance and overall grade point average. Tang is currently the only female IJGA student who is fully exempted through the AJGA. Tang’s 25 top-10 finishes in 30 IJGT events are proof that she is the elite level golfer Boston University desires.

The IJGA and the Heritage Academy congratulate both Sanders and Tang on their achievements thus far. It is the academic and athletic success of our students that continue to make us proud. Best of luck to both young women!

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